Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II Review

Music is at its best when it is played in an entertainment room in your house with a surround sound system. Imagine the aural feel of that in the comfort of your home. But do you know that sometimes you don’t need to have a well-set up sound system installed in your house because you can get almost the same feel from a portable speaker in the small space of your room. Many would agree that the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II would give you almost the same feel when listening to your home audio system.

Most portable audio devices will trade off sound for a cheaper price but you will never get that from Bose. The company has always provided the best quality when it comes to sound quality, hardware and service. Expect to have impressive big bass sounding speakers from the SoundLink even without bargaining.

Product Description

The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II has a weight of 2.9 pounds which makes it light compared to other music full-sized dock available. It comes with led lights that will notify you about the speaker’s battery life and also the connection status of your paired Bluetooth device. It is equipped with big buttons so that you can easily push them and you may also do the controls from your media device. Aside from its Bluetooth connectivity, you can also connect a device with no Bluetooth capability through the auxiliary port at the back of the speaker. The micro-USB on the back of it is labeled service since it is only for updating the speaker’s firmware. With this kind of feature you can be assured that the speaker will still be compatible with upcoming phones and music players. The speaker’s battery life is a good 8 hours in moderate volume.

Technical Details

  • The speaker has a svelte 5.1 x 9.6 x 1.9 inches which provides better sound waves coming from the big grills.
  • Though a little bit heavy at a weight of 2.9 pounds it is still easy to carry around thanks to its thin design.
  • It has a foldable nylon or leather cover that protects the speaker grills. This cover is also swappable.
  • It can remember up to 6 paired devices so there is no need for you to pair your device again when it has been paired already.
  • It comes with a micro-USB port for updating the speaker’s firmware to make it compatible in future devices.
  • Its li-ion battery has a life of up to 8 hours when fully charged and at normal volume.
  • An empty battery will take about 2 to 3 hours to fully charge.
  • It has easy to control buttons such as the power button, Bluetooth pairing button, the volume buttons and the auxiliary button for physically connected devices.
  • All other functions can be controlled on your Bluetooth device or hard-wired connected device.


The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II has a magnetic protective nylon cover that protects the grill from any scratches or damages. This cover is foldable and will serve as a stand when folded down. Its cover is also interchangeable with a leather cover which can be bought separately. Its audio drivers are bigger that lets it give off supreme sounds with clarity. The long battery life makes this a great speaker to bring along with especially when travelling.
One of the most important features of this speaker is that it can store up to 6 Bluetooth profiles and you don’t have to go through the trouble of re-establishing the connection again when you need to play from another device that was previously connected to it. It can communicate with your device even as far as 30 feet.


The Bluetooth speaker doesn’t have an integrated microphone which would have been a great plus because at least you can still use it for hands-free calls. But still its remarkable vocals and excellent sound clarity pays off with the lack of speakerphone ability. The battery life may not be longer compared to other speakers under its category but it is sufficient enough to your music needs. You may still continue to use the speaker while it is still plugged into the wall. Though the speaker doesn’t come with a carrying bag you can still get good protection from its nylon foldable protective case.

Who Should Buy It?

A person who appreciates good music and considers himself an audiophile will enjoy the presence of the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II. If you think that full-sized docking speakers are too big for your taste and needs, then this speaker is just right for you. It is not as big as most speakers and not as small as mini speakers that can only give off sounds that are controlled. If sound performance matters most to you then you can never go wrong in getting a Bose speaker whose quality has been tested with time.

Why Should You Buy It?

It doesn’t matter what kind of music you play to the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II you can be very sure that it will give you distortion-free sounds. Even when you set the volume to its maximum the speaker never fails in delivering the sound that the listener deserves. Bose has intently designed to have the two radiators of the speaker facing each other so it can cancel unwanted vibrations. This is the secret to the great sounding quality of the speaker. The punch of bass coming from the speaker is so deep and full that you would never have thought that such a small device could do that. The convenience of bring the speaker with you wherever you go makes it worth your while and money. You don’t have to be a genius to know how to make the speaker operable because it is so easy to use and operate.

Bose delivers the best aftermarket service so you don’t have to worry much about getting help when you have problems with your speakers. The company has weathered all critics through the years that they have provided good sounding audio devices and systems.

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